Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Hair and Makeup Artist

Planning for your big day is a time you have always dreamed of. Everything from trying on the dress to choosing your photographer and venue. Hair and makeup are such an important piece to completing your overall look. Here are the top 5 reasons to hire a professional hair and makeup artist for your big day from our amazing vendor Lindsay Lu Styling and Makeup Artistry!

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1. You Are A Little To "No" Makeup Person

I get a lot of brides who wear little to no makeup. Hiring a professional is crucial because this will relieve any anxiety and stress on your special day. If you are worried about looking too made up or having what we call “cakey” makeup, it is a great idea to set up a trial appointment. Most artists will include the trial into their pricing. It is also a good opportunity to get to know the person who will be sharing in your day and beautifying you!

2. Professional Hair And Makeup Artists Have The Knowledge

A true professional hair and makeup artist has an eye for what colors should be worn. They also know the techniques and which tools will be best to accomplish the hairstyle that the bride and her bridesmaids are looking for. Most importantly they know how to accomplish a style that will hold up while they dance the night away!

3. You Want To Be "Camera" Ready

Having hair and makeup completes the overall look. The makeup you wear day to day may not be suitable for the camera professional makeup and the right application will leave you glowing.

4. Have A Cohesive Look For You And Your Bridal Party

It is not only important that you have professional hair and makeup but that your bridal party does as well. These are women who will be a reflection on you and will be in your photos 10 years from now. You don't want to have only part of your bridal party in sequence and complimenting each other with their professional looks, while a few of the girls look out of place with too much of a smokey eye or not enough bronzer. Some of your bridesmaids may also be inexperienced with what hairstyle is going to look best for their face shape. Or they may not know how to accomplish the look the other girls have received if everyone is doing the same style. A professional artist can help to make sure everyone looks great together!

5. Stress Free

Allowing someone else to take over your look for your big day, takes the pressure off of you. Why not spend your morning being pampered before you walk down that aisle? Sitting back, enjoying a cocktail, and letting  a professional do their magic on your hair and makeup is sure to help calm any nerves.

Now remember, it is important to budget hair and makeup in when the planning begins and book your artist or stylist 10-12 months in advance to secure your wedding date. By spending a little extra on hair and makeup for your wedding day you are more likely to book with an experienced professional and be happy with the results and overall experience. Always get referrals through someone you trust, your wedding planner, family, friend, or photographer. Make sure there is a website and read reviews!